What do you mean by freedom – all allowed?
Or rather other way – no need to bother?
#time4estonia takes time to think about
VABADUS = freedom
Did you know that the Tallinn Freedom Square was first named Peter’s square (1920-1923) and then during Soviet period, a Victory square, before gaining back its original name in May 1989?
The Freedom Square has been the main plaza to host military parades and various concerts. Today, it is a home for the Independence War Victory Column, Tallinn Art Hall, galleries, cafés, Philly Joe’s jazz club and much more. Not far from there is located the Museum of Freedom Vabamu, telling touching stories about Estonia’s recent history that make people think about the value and fragility of freedom.
While physical freedom can be taken away, the artistic one remains. What is the meaning of freedom for artist in the 21st century? This is the question that was asked from 21 well-known Estonian contemporary artists in the making of the Freedom project, commissioned by Estonian Lithographic Centre.
Among them, Jaan Toomik (b.1961), an acknowledged painter, video and performance artist who has represented Estonia twice at the Venice Biennial, at the 4th Berlin contemporary art biennial and continues exhibiting widely both at home and abroad. Toomik’s artwork is represented in prominent contemporary art collections such as Louis Vuitton Foundation, Trussardi Foundation, V-A-C and many others.
See more artists’ works and videos here: https://www.freedom100.ee/home
#time4estonia is Mon – Fri 4pm Estonian Embassy in London Facebook series where you can discover Estonian artists, writers, musicians, architecture, cities, museums, galleries, nature etc. We will give you a hint of Estonian language (eesti keel [ˈeːsti ˈkeːl]), our humour and Estonian spirit.